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WINTER STORM WARNING : Most Of Central VA Blue Ride Area : Canceled / Expired

[ 0 ] February 6, 2021 |

A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for most of the area from late Saturday night into Sunday. Significant snow is possible. Click the image above for the absolute latest updates from NWS.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
618 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

Augusta-Rockingham-Page-Warren-Nelson-Albemarle-Greene-Madison-
Rappahannock-Orange-Culpeper-Spotsylvania-
618 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO NOON EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6
  inches.

* WHERE...Portions of central and northwestern Virginia.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is expected to begin between midnight
  and 3 AM, and may briefly mix with rain at first to the east of
  the Blue Ridge Mountains. The heaviest snow is expected between
  5 AM and 9 AM, when visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile
  and snowfall rates could reach one inch per hour.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
618 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

Northern Virginia Blue Ridge-Central Virginia Blue Ridge- (Includes Wintergreen,
Montebello, Humpback Rocks, Afton Mountain & Big Meadows)
618 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
TO NOON EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10
  inches.

* WHERE...Central and northern Virginia Blue Ridge.

* WHEN...From midnight tonight to noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Snow is expected to begin between midnight
  and 3 AM. The heaviest snow is expected between 5 AM and 9 AM,
  when visibility may be reduced to a quarter mile and snowfall
  rates could reach one inch per hour.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

When venturing outside, watch your first few steps taken on
steps, sidewalks, and driveways, which could be icy and slippery,
increasing your risk of a fall and injury.

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Blacksburg VA
416 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

...Winter Storm Expected To Impact Region Tonight...

.A vigorous upper-level disturbance will track along the Gulf
Coast and into the Southeast U.S. tonight moving northeast along
the South and North Carolina coast lines Sunday and then to off
the Mid-Atlantic coast by Sunday night. This will result in a
period of moderate to heavy snow Saturday night and early Sunday.
The heaviest snow will track from the high country of western
North Carolina along the Blue Ridge and into central Virginia, or
roughly from Boone to Blacksburg to Lexington. Snow amounts of 4-6
inches are expected in these areas and locations to the west with
generally 1-3 inches east of this line. The snow is likely to
begin as rain across areas of the Piedmont east of a Martinsville
to Lynchburg line and some sleet is also possible in these areas
as well, which will reduce the snow amounts to less than 3 inches.

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Watauga-Tazewell-Smyth-Bland-Giles-Wythe-
Pulaski-Montgomery-Grayson-Carroll-Floyd-Craig-Alleghany VA-Bath-
Roanoke-Botetourt-Rockbridge-Patrick-Franklin-Bedford-Amherst-
Campbell-Appomattox-Buckingham-Mercer-Summers-Monroe-
Eastern Greenbrier-Western Greenbrier-
Including the cities of West Jefferson, Sparta, Boone, Tazewell,
Marion, Bland, Pearisburg, Wytheville, Radford, Pulaski,
Blacksburg, Independence, Whitetop, Troutdale, Volney, Galax,
Floyd, New Castle, Clifton Forge, Covington, Hot Springs,
Roanoke, Salem, Fincastle, Lexington, Buena Vista, Stuart,
Rocky Mount, Amherst, Lynchburg, Appomattox, Bluefield, Hinton,
Hix, Union, Lewisburg, White Sulphur Springs, Quinwood, Duo,
and Rainelle
416 AM EST Sat Feb 6 2021

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches...locally
  6 inches.

* WHERE...Portions of central, south central, southwest and west
  central Virginia, northwest North Carolina and southeast West
  Virginia.

* WHEN...From 7 PM this evening to noon EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Untreated roads and highways will become snow covered
  and hazardous. Some secondary roads, especially in mountainous
  areas could become impassible late tonight and Sunday morning.

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